Darwinists Invite Laughter

first_img1Beth Houston quotes from her book, Natural God: Deism in the Age of Intelligent Design (Florida, New Deism Press, 2012), cited from Jerry Bergman’s book, How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, ch. 14. Since laughter is a product of natural selection for fitness, according to Darwinists, let’s try it out on them.According to Beth Houston, professor at the University of California, Charles Darwin lost his aesthetic sense over time by pondering the implications of his own theory. The enjoyment of music, art and poetry he had enjoyed as a young man declined in his later years. For Darwin, “life exists only to reproduce itself in an endless loop of brute survival for its own sake.”1 Poor guy. We need to cheer him up. Let’s invite him to the Darwin Comedy Show!Laugh for fitness. Alan Mozes claims in Medical Xpress, “Laughter may be a serious evolutionary tool“. He cites work by Lauri Nummenmaa from the University of Finland to allege, “Sharing a laugh can make you feel closer to someone else, and that quick-forming social bond may have been a big evolutionary boon to human survival, a small study suggests.” Here’s a quick way to increase your fitness! LOL (laugh out loud). Remember, he said this is serious.Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170708-laughter-evolutionary-tool-laughtrack-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Why your brain evolved. Hey, meat-head! Brains evolved to increase fitness, Science Daily says. “In a new article published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences, University of Arizona researchers suggest that the link between exercise and the brain is a product of our evolutionary history and our past as hunter-gatherers,”UA anthropologist David Raichlen explains.“It’s very odd to think that moving your body should affect your brain in this way — that exercise should have some beneficial impact on brain structure and function — but if you start thinking about it from an evolutionary perspective, you can start to piece together why that system would adaptively respond to exercise challenges and stresses.Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170708-brain-exercise-evolution-laughtrack.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Twitter wars. Science Daily also asks, “If the early bird catches the worm, then does the smart songbird get the girl?” Evolutionists thought that complex songs signaled better brains. “However, what’s not clear is how female songbirds can judge the cognitive abilities of potential mates, which is a necessary first step if smarter mates are preferred over their not-as-smart counterparts.” It’s also not clear if females want smarter males they might not be able to control.Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170708-early-smart-bird-laughtrack.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Clear the way for frogs. To get frogs, bring in an asteroid. Remove dinosaurs. Clear ground. There. Frogs!  Science Daily, New Scientist and PNAS are all echoing what the BBC News announced recently: “The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.”Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170708-frogs-from-dead-dinosaurs-laughtrack.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Darwin still looks rather depressed.Here’s why Darwin is not likely to be laughing with the crowd. All laughing does is trigger the release of endorphins in the brain that make one feel good. It’s like giving your mate a mind-altering drug before sex to reduce inhibitions, the first article says:Endorphins are naturally occurring opioids that may produce a sense of euphoria, calmness and stress reduction, the researchers said.And once laughter causes endorphin levels to go up, so too do feelings of closeness and connection between those “in” on the giggle.For many animals, primates especially, mutual grooming helps boost social bonds. And humans do this, too. But laughter may work quicker.In other words, nothing is really funny, smart, or beautiful. It’s all about sex. No—it’s worse than that. It’s all about molecules using you. Houston also wrote that Darwin,the man most responsible, nominally at least, for the sacrifice of the human spirit on the altar of mechanistic determinism could admit nonchalantly that he had in essence willfully programmed his mind into a machine—a computer—that resulted in loss of happiness, injury to moral character, emotional enfeeblement, and, ironically, severe mental atrophy. Darwin the man created the theory that symbolizes the absurd predicament, perhaps even the tragic flaw, of modern humanity.1Sounds like Darwinism decreases fitness [cue sound of short circuit]. (Visited 488 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

‘Karabo’ skeleton replica on exhibit in Cape Town

first_img23 May 2014The Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town has become the first museum in Africa to exhibit a standing replica of the two-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba – dubbed “Karabo” – one of the most complete skeletons of an early human relative that has ever been found.One of South Africa’s most important palaeoanthropological finds, the original skeleton of Australopithecus sediba – dubbed “Karabo” – was discovered at the Malapa site in the Cradle of Humankind north-west of Johannesburg in 2008 by professors Lee Berger and Paul Dirks.Berger is a palaeoanthropologist at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, and Dirks is a geologist based at the James Cooke University in Australia. Berger led the team of scientists from across the globe on the excavation.The two-million-year-old Australopithecus sebida is thought to be a good candidate for the transitional species between the southern African ape-man Australopithecus africanus (examples include the Taung Child and Mrs Ples) and either Homo habilis or even a direct ancestor of Homo erectus (Turkana Boy, Java Man or Peking Man). The australopithecines are believed to be the ancestors of the Homo genus.There is no doubt, Berger said recently, that Australopithecus sebida is a new species, but not in the Homo genus. “There is broad acceptance of the species Australopithecus sediba among scientists as something previously unknown to science. Very little debate has occurred around whether these bones represent a new species. The debate has centred, largely, [on] whether the species should be placed in the genus Homo.”The new species has long arms, like an ape, and short powerful hands, making it likely that it could have retained its ability to climb. A very advanced pelvis and long legs suggest that it was capable of striding and possibly running like a human. It is estimated that it was about 1.27 metres tall and weighed about 33 kilograms.Berger, on behalf of the Evolutionary Studies Institute, in partnership with the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Management Authority, handed over a replica of a reconstructed, upright Karabo to the Iziko South African Museum last week.“As Iziko Museums of South Africa has been such a wonderful supporter of palaeoanthropological discoveries, it was agreed by the stakeholders that it should be the first museum in Africa to display a standing replica of Karabo,” Berger said last week. “It will become part of the exhibition titled ‘The search for our early ancestors’, currently on show at the museum.”This standing replica is one of a number of casts available through the Marapo Stones and Bones project, a community-based and driven fossil casting facility at the Cradle World Heritage site that is the result of a partnership between the institute at Wits and the Cradle site.As part of this partnership, an arrangement has been made to allow for the donation of casts of fossils from the Cradle site to partners around the world, including public institutions and universities such as Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, and to museums including the Natural History Museum (Museum fur Naturkunde) in Germany and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.The production of casts forms an important part of the goal of developing the economy and people in the Cradle of Humankind and other heritage-rich areas of South Africa, as well as developing the science of palaeoanthropology in Africa, and the continued promotion of the Cradle area as one of the world’s foremost fossil hominid-bearing sites.The sites of Malapa and the newly excavated Rising Star site, together with the world famous Sterkfontein Caves, have yielded the richest early human ancestor sites on the planet. Work on Australopithecus sediba alone has been featured in a large number of prestigious scientific works as well as the popular media, including National Geographic, Scientific American and Time Magazine.The Malapa site still holds precious fossil material, and excavations are likely to continue at the site for decades to come.SAinfo reporter and Wits Universitylast_img read more